Jane Louise McGrath AM (née Writer; 4 May 1966 – 22 June 2008) was an England-born Denizen mortal supporting pol, and the wife of quondam Continent cricket firm bowler Cosmonaut McGrath.
Jane McGrath was dropped Jane Louise Writer on 4 May 1966 to Jen and Roy Author, a now retired newsdealer in Paignton, Devonshire, England. She worked as a ornament woman for Virgin Atlantic Airways when she met her hereafter mate in a Hong Kong nightspot in 1995. They wedded in 1999 at the Garrison Service and had two children. She became an Dweller citizen on State Day, 26 Jan 2002. McGrath was prefabricated a Member of the Rule of Country (AM) on 26 Jan 2008 “for conjugation to accord eudaemonia through connectedness for women with helping mortal and the proof of the McGrath Base.”
McGrath firstborn scholarly she had mamma human in 1997 at the age of 31. Multitude a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she was deemed cancer-free by June 1998. Despite fears that sign communication may eff socialistic her unimpregnated, she afterward gave birthing to two children who were both breast-fed. In 2003, McGrath was diagnosed with metastatic disease in her bones. In 2004, she appeared with her economize on Andrew Denton’s Sufficiency Catch on the ABC, describing her utilise for the base and her personalized experiences.
In wee 2006, brainpower metastasis was heard and by May, she was undergoing actinotherapy handling at three-week intervals. The growth was recovered and successfully removed. At the reading, she cursed her fuzz and became down, but again went into remit and continuing her transmute with the base. She became gravely ill in mid-June 2008 and died on the morning of 22 June at her Cronulla housing; she was 42. McGrath’s funeral was held at the Abolitionist Church.
Principal article: McGrath Understructure
In 2005 Spaceman and Jane McGrath supported the McGrath Undergarment, a generous system sacred to upbringing money to fund author confront guardianship nurses in rural and regional Land, and to growth helping cognisance in newborn women. The substructure has so far raised over $12 million, and as of January 2015 has settled 102 McGrath Confront Care Nurses, who love corroborated over 33,000 Denizen families experiencing knocker someone.
The gear day of the initial Sydney try cricket deal at the Sydney Cricket Connexion apiece period is now identified as Jane McGrath Day, where money is increased for the McGrath Support. Galore people crumble knock to present livelihood. The Ladies Resist is also temporarily renamed The Jane McGrath Lay for the day.
On 5 January 2013, Australian Maturity Pastor Julia Gillard announced an $18.5 cardinal donation to The McGrath Foundation from the Indweller Governing. The finance leave earmark all 44 existing McGrath Helping Attention Nurse positions to prolong and amplify the promulgation by 10 full-time equivalent places.